Trump legal team touts Arizona legislature hearing on election issues that lawmakers say isn’t scheduled
By Emma Brown, Colby Itkowitz and Tom Hamburger
The Trump campaign legal team claimed that GOP-led legislatures in three Biden-won states are holding hearings on possible voter fraud, but Arizona lawmakers say no such hearing is scheduled.
The campaign said Arizona would hold a hearing on Nov. 30, but spokesmen for the Arizona GOP caucuses confirmed that neither the House speaker nor the Senate president had authorized any such hearing.
The other two states, Pennsylvania and Michigan, have previously scheduled hearings on the election, though both have already certified Biden the winner. Arizona is expected to certify Biden’s win on Nov. 30.
“We are pleased that the State Legislatures in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Michigan will be convening hearings to examine the November 3rd presidential election,” said Trump campaign senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis. “There were serious irregularities, we have proof of fraud in a number of states, and it is important for all Americans to have faith in our electoral process. All we have wanted from the outset is to count every legal vote and discount every illegal vote.”
There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud, and the Trump campaign’s efforts to challenge results in the courts have been unsuccessful.
The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the Arizona discrepancy.
The campaign also said Michigan would have a hearing on Dec. 1. A joint legislative oversight committee announced after the election that it would hold hearings on election irregularities and on the integrity of Michigan’s election processes. It has met twice to discuss, bringing in witnesses at one of the sessions.
The campaign also touted a Pennsylvania State Senate hearing on Wednesday with testimony from witnesses who allege election fraud and a presentation from Trump lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani. The hearing is listed on the Senate Majority Policy Committee website and appears to be a partisan meeting.